Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Topics: Renaud de Montauban (Legendary character), Chansons de geste Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=0Co3AAAAMAAJ&oe=UTF-8
In 1860, a combined Anglo-French army looted and burned the Yuanmingyuan, a vast compound of palaces, temples, pagodas and gardens belonging to the Chinese emperor. This act of barbarism, they argued, was necessary in order to bring civilization to China. This article explains this event as an expression of a European confrontation with the "Oriental sublime," a fiction created by them as an exotic counterpart to the liberal and rationalistic social order they themselves represented.... Topics: European imperialism, China, Yuanmingyuan, liberalism, barbarism, the sublime, Elgin, Montauban
Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Topics: Renaud de Montauban (Legendary character), Chansons de geste Source: http://books.google.com/books?id=16wLAAAAIAAJ&oe=UTF-8
An account of the Anglo-French expedition to China during the Second Opium War, by an official French historian, based on primary sources. Topics: Opium War, China, Second Empire, Victoria, Elgin, Baron Gros, Montauban, Hope Grant
Henry Slucki, child survivor of the Holocaust, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Henry was born in Paris and later escaped on a boat with other Jewish children from Portugal. He began to learn Yiddish in the United States when he stayed with a great aunt and uncle while his parents waited for entry visas from Cuba. Henry moved to Los Angeles in 1949 and has been involved in local Yiddish circles ever since. To learn more about the Wexler Oral... Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...